"Century of Progress" homes at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. Visitors marveled at modern features like dishwashers and air conditioners.
In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett brought five . . . — — Map (db m64158) HM
Here you can surf the waves, stroll the shoreline, and see the dunes, but you are not at the ocean. Lake Michigan is part of the world’s largest fresh water system–the Great Lakes. Extending northward for 307 miles and averaging 118 miles from . . . — — Map (db m72858)
1. Dig a huge hole with a glacier. Use the ice to grind up millions of tons of rock and dirt and make ridges around the edge of the hole.
2. Fill the hole with glacial meltwater. Stir your brand new lake with strong prevailing northwest winds. . . . — — Map (db m61673) HM
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — — Map (db m72891) HM
If you dove into the waters of Lake Michigan thousands of years ago, you would have disturbed the home of many indigenous species, such as lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and lake sturgeon. These healthy . . . — — Map (db m72856)
In the early 1900s steel plants were developed on southern Lake Michigan to improve access to growing Midwest markets. After purchasing 3,300 acres in Porter County, Bethlehem Steel built and began its Burns Harbor operations in 1964. The plant's . . . — — Map (db m202720) HM
The Brown Mansion is an example of the Queen Anne style of domestic architecture that flourished in England and American during the late 1800s.
An Englishman by birth, George Brown immigrated to New York in 1852 at the age 25. Attracted by the . . . — — Map (db m152860) HM
This propeller from the J.D. Marshall is a reminder of the
dangerous power of Lake Michigan storms. On June 11,
1911, the J.D. Marshall sank 300 yards offshore from the
The J.D. Marshall was a steamship, designed to haul . . . — — Map (db m161459) HM
Over 11 square miles of marshes, savannas, oak forests, and other landscapes drain into Lake Michigan
at this point.
You are standing in the Dunes Creek watershed which drains into Lake Michigan and
encompasses all of the Indiana Dunes . . . — — Map (db m161460) HM
Old "Indian Town" Village Oldest and largest known village of Pottawatomies.
This was their winter home. Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west.
Historical Society of Porter County, Inc., Duneland Historical . . . — — Map (db m7477) HM
Old "Indian Town" Village
Oldest and largest known village
This was their winter home.
Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west
Dedicators: Historical Society of Porter Co., Inc.
Duneland Historical . . . — — Map (db m78949) HM
Oldest Village in Northern Indiana
A French mission and Trading Post - 1673
Post Office Established - 1837
John Jones, P.M.
Incorporated as a Village 1852
Joseph Bartholomew and Jesse Spencer — — Map (db m4640) HM
Unlike the ultra-modern homes of steel, stone, and glass
constructed for the Century of Progress, the Cypress
Log Cabin provided a refreshing contrast in terms of the
material it was constructed with and its rustic design.
Sponsored by the . . . — — Map (db m161346) HM
Real estate developer Robert Bartlett purchased five demonstration houses from the 1933-34 Chicago World's fair. He moved four of the Century of Progress
Homes by barge across Lake Michigan to Beverly Shores and one by truck. These houses . . . — — Map (db m161344) HM
Intended as a showcase of modern design and
innovative building materials, this house played a
pioneering role in the development of passive solar
heating. This was much to the surprise of its Chicago
architect, George Fred Keck.
One cold . . . — — Map (db m161342) HM
Walter Scholer, an architect from Lafayette, Indiana,
known for designing many buildings on Purdue
University's campus, designed the Wieboldt-Rostone
House. This Century of Progress Home was created to
showcase Rostone, an exciting new . . . — — Map (db m161337) HM
The Armco-Ferro House, designed by Robert Smith, Jr.,
of Cleveland, Ohio, was an ode to the virtues of porcelain enamel and steel-expressed in the form of a prefabricated home.
It is the only remaining Century of Progress home that met the . . . — — Map (db m161339) HM
"In a sense, this Florida house is a manifesto for the whole sub-tropical world or for any place where open air living is desirable, for it is a house which brings the
indoors out and the outdoors in."
Raley, Dorothy . . . — — Map (db m161341) HM
Steel and wood ski jump with adjustable height and length was built here for Ogden Dunes Ski club, incorporated in 1927 to promote winter sports. Five annual events with international competitors were held 1928-1932, with 7,000 to 20,000 spectators. . . . — — Map (db m64162) HM
As railroad lines expanded through U.S., conflict occurred between competing lines. Michigan Central Railroad, with track in Porter County since 1851, briefly defied state militia and court orders (1874) to allow Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to cross . . . — — Map (db m64164) HM
Opened to traffic by the Dunes Highway Association, November 14, 1923.
A.S. Hess, President
W.E. Jewell, Vice President
O.B. Johnson, 2nd Vice President
Z.B. Campbell, Treasurer
W.K. Greenebaum, Secretary — — Map (db m10762) HM
On this site stood the former Dunes Park District Headquarters of the Indiana State Police. The two-story, brick facility was constructed and opened in 1937 as part of the federal WPA (Works Progress Administration) initiative started by President . . . — — Map (db m202846) HM
Composed of infantry regiments from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the Iron Brigade fought with Army of the Potomac during the Civil War (1861–1865). Received name for valor at battle of South Mountain, Maryland (1862). Sustained combat . . . — — Map (db m202747) HM
At Le Petit Fort, near this site, a battle was fought on December 5, 1780, between American forces under command of Lt. Thomas Brady and Jean Baptiste Hamelin and British forces under command of Dahreau de Quindre. — — Map (db m206530) HM
J.D. Marshall Propeller
This propeller is from the steam barge J.D. Marshall. It weights over 4,000 pounds! It was made in 1891 and has 4 blades. Modern boats use a 3-blade propeller for improved efficiency with decrease of horsepower. . . . — — Map (db m6425) HM
Born 1899 in Illinois, Teale became an influential naturalist, author, and photographer who won 1966 Pulitzer Prize for his book Wandering Through Winter. Teale wrote that boyhood summers and holidays spent near here at his grandparents' . . . — — Map (db m202711) HM
Dedicated to the memory of Porter County’s Soldiers and Sailors of all American Wars.
During Porter County’s Centennial 1936.
Rededicated to the memory of Porter County’s Veterans of All American Wars — — Map (db m200361) WM
[ Map of The Lincoln Highway across the United States is at top of marker with the following text under it: ]
The Lincoln Highway was the first “Coast to Coast” road covering 3,389 miles across the . . . — — Map (db m43404) HM
In the 1960s, the founders and partners of Chester, Inc., Charlie Bowman and Orville Redenbacher, developed and produced hybrid popcorn seed under the name Red Bow Popcorn (Red for Redenbacher and Bow for Bowman).
As one of the largest wholesale . . . — — Map (db m200118) HM